Saturday, April 8, 2017

SSS April Card Kit featuring Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid Papers

Hi and Happy Saturday! The moment I opened my April kit from Simon Says Stamp, I was in love! This kit was definitely my favorite so far! I mean, who doesn't love rainbow colors and cute cuddly wild animals?!?! Here is a quick peek at the kit contents:

Doesn't it just look like a bucket full of fun??? The kit sold out VERY quickly, but you can always order the items individually.  That's one thing that I really appreciate about SSS kits.   

It took me a few days to crank out these cards (its Spring Break so the kiddos are all home!), but I had such a great time! Plus, since the kiddos were home, they got to help! I will list all of the additional products used at the end of this post.  Let's get to it!

The little penguin in the stamp set was a sure fire place to start for me.  And what can be better than penguin lovebirds!? I fussy cut the eyes on a third image and pasted them on to my boy penguin so that they could be looking at one another...then of course my girl needed some eyelashes!

This was the trickiest card of the bunch.  I stamped the images on the inside of my card base and then die cut the circles on the outer cover after attaching the plaid panel.  To get the alignment just right, I used a transparency and traced the circles so that I could line it up before running through the big shot.  Here's a look at the inside of the card.

This little guy is the only one on a wobble! I meant to use more wobbles but really, I just forgot!

I found that these patterned papers go perfectly with distress inked backgrounds! This card is made using up some leftovers from all of the papers I'd cut into.  Waste not want not! Lol...  

This one was a total experiment.  I wanted to see how the critters would look if embossed with clear EP and then water colored.  I'm not crazy about the result, but couldn't bear to throw him away!

These penguins really crack me up!  I did the same thing with the eyes on this one...each ones eyes are slightly different, but the look on the one in front is hysterical! :D

I tried to think of different ways to use the tags in the kit, so this one got another Distress Ink application, but with the smooshing and water spritzing technique! Love how this tag turned out.  And, this little elephant is just the sweetest thing ever! He reminds me of of my Disney favorites to this day! Here's a closer look...

Another great use for scraps! Make balloons! The sentiment comes from a previous SSS card kit - September 2016, I believe. 

Rather than Distress Inks, this tag was blended using the inks that came in the kit. They blend so nicely! The background is also stamped with the inks from the kit.

Last, but not least, I had to try some no line coloring with pencils on this kraft tag.  I found that the pencils don't blend as smoothly on this kraft as they do on Nina's kraft cardstock, but its still a nice effect, don't ya think? I love the feel of the soft colors, and who doesn't love a blue-eyed baby elephant!?

Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I hope you were able to find some inspiration! Now, go get your craft on... :D


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Additional Supplies: SSS Scallop Stitches, MFT Pierced Heart Stax, SSS Stitched Rectangles, SSS Stitched Circles, MFT Concentric Circle Grid stencil, SSS Ring Frame, SSS Tiny Dots and Hearts background stamp, MFT Abstract Art stamp set, SSS It's No Secret stamp set, Lawn Fawn Put A Bow On It, Lawn Fawn Stitched Slopes, Hero Arts Birthday background stamp, Distress Inks, SSS Clear Ink, enamel dots, glossy accents, white embossing powder, Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, twine, ribbon, and some card bases in Fog Gray and Nina Desert Storm

**I will be entering some cards featured in this post to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges**


  1. Your cards are fabulous! Love the beautiful colors you created. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

    1. Thank you so very much! I'm a huge SSSMC fan! Lol :D

  2. OMG! I have never seen so many cards made with a kit! This is absolutely crazy! What an explosion of colors, rainbows, creativity, ideas, mojo and the cutest creatures ever! You are unstoppable! Thank you for playing with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. I had so much fun! Thank you so much for the inspiration and kind words!

  3. Wow, wow, wow! I am so incredibly impressed with all of the ways you utilized this kit! I think I am going to crown you as the Queen of Plaid because I love everything you did with that patterned paper! I also loved the other fun touches you included on your cards such as the patterns on the animals themselves. Each card was so unique and adorable and this inspired me to see how much was possible with these supplies. Excellent work on these clever pieces. I'm so glad you took the time to share your geniusness with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Andrea thank you soooo much! I'm honored...deeply!! :D

  4. All your cards are gorgeous! Love those beautiful papers and the cute images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  5. What an array of beautiful and fun cards !
    Thank you so much for joining us for our special Birthday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  6. WOW what fabulous, brilliant cards, love them. I really need this stamp set.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


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